1. [syn: scrub, chaparral, bush]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chaparral \Cha`par*ral"\, n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen
1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks.
2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets
of thorny shrubs and brambles.
Chaparral cock; fem. Chaparral hen (Zool.), a bird of the
cuckoo family (Geococcyx Californianus), noted for
running with great speed. It ranges from California to
Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also road
runner, ground cuckoo, churea, and snake killer. It
is the state bird of New Mexico.
[1913 Webster +PJC] chapati
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
[syn: scrub, chaparral, bush]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Chaparral, NM -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New Mexico
Population (2000): 6117
Housing Units (2000): 2134
Land area (2000): 38.759454 sq. miles (100.386522 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 38.759454 sq. miles (100.386522 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14250
Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
Location: 32.039072 N, 106.429630 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 88021
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.